Have you ever thought the amount of energy wasted in workouts (at gyms and
at home) all around the world ?
What if that energy could be used for meaningful purposes other than
sweating and keeping fit wealthy and middle class people ?
I wonder if this subject has been discussed in this NG before.
There are simple ways of making a gross estimate of that energy.
Designing ways of storing and converting that energy in useful work is
another thing altogether and may be very complex, but... why not give it a
I remember a very long discussion in this NG in the middle 90's about
generating energy at home from alternative sources and selling it via the
grid. Pitifully it was so long that I after a few weeks I missed the logics
of the thread and there was no one to summarize and draw conclusions. I
think it drifted to another thread called "The broccoli wars" referring to
Reagan´s or Bush, Sr.'s dislike for the broccoli and the habit of their
wives serving them as dinner, which was the cause for several wars of the
- posted 16 years ago